Each day, we will be uploading activities for the children to complete at home whilst school is closed. Your child may or may not need help but doing the activities together and using lots of praise will certainly make the process a more positive and worthwhile experience. The Maths work has changed slightly so please read through this page of the website for more clarification. We would love to celebrate the children's efforts when we return to school so please do encourage them to record and save all of their hard work. Should any activity be too tricky, please use the work from a previous year group or if too easy please use the work of the year above.
All work is to go in the purple book provided before school closures. You can either download the sheets and stick them into your book to work on, or just write the answers. If you don't have a book or have filled a book up, a piece of paper or a notebook of your own will be absolutely fine. Please make sure that you write the date and title of the task before you start.
Remember: If you have any questions, contact AskYear4@longfleet.poole.sch.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Each day, we would like your child to:
Below, you will see our Year 4 School Closure Timetable. Your child may like to create their own timetable using this model too.
The children have logins and passwords for Purple Mash, Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Maths Prodigy (https://play.prodigygame.com/). These are useful and fun learning tools which could also be timetabled into their day. Mr Helm also included a number of other useful resources within his School Closure letter/email.
We will be making some changes in the home learning resources and activities being provided in English during the second half of the Summer term.
Up until now, the children will have been completing a daily reading comprehension AND spelling/punctuation/grammar worksheet. This provision will continue.
An OPTIONAL alternative will also be provided. This will involve a sequence of lessons, lasting 2-3 weeks, based on one unit of work which has a greater focus on writing skills (whilst also including some reading and grammar work). It is akin to the style of lessons and activities taught in class each day in school and throughout year groups (Talk for Writing). These lessons WILL be followed by the children working in school. A video will launch and conclude each unit of work. Please note: it will probably be very tricky to dip in and out of the Talk For Writing units of work.
Remote learners therefore have the option of either: continuing with the reading comprehension and grammar work; OR, following the new Talk for Writing units of work. There is no expectation to do both but of course, you are welcome to!
For those children who do access the Talk for Writing work at home, your teachers would love to see your work. Take a photo of yourself doing an activity or a photo of some completed work and email it to the AskYear4@longfleet.poole.sch.uk. Your teachers will provide feedback once a week.
SPELLINGS for EVERYONE – home and at school (Year 2 and above). Each week, 10 spellings will be set either in class or on the home learning page of the website. These will need to be learnt and a virtual spelling test will then be held via an on-line video led by a teacher (day of the week to be confirmed).
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MAY WISH TO CHOOSE THE YEAR GROUP ABOVE FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE OR YEAR GROUP BELOW IF YOU FEEL THE WORK IS TOO DIFFICULT. THIS APPLIES TO ALL THE ACTIVITIES.
We will be using a new set of resources in the summer term specifically to enable children to be as well prepared as possible for when they return to school. For each day, there is a tutorial video, a worksheet (Get the activity) and the answers (Get the answers).
The video starts with a FlashBack 4 activity which will be similar to what some of the children in school know as 5-a-day (a recap of skills). The videos then share the learning for the day and this is followed up by the worksheet. To access the work, follow the link below and select the video then 'Get the activity'.
You will notice that there were two weeks of lessons before the Easter break. You may wish to use these as additional work and they may help you further understand summer term work.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MAY WISH TO CHOOSE THE YEAR GROUP ABOVE FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE OR YEAR GROUP BELOW IF YOU FEEL THE WORK IS TOO DIFFICULT.